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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave, based on the autobiography of Solomon Northrup [B NOR, also available as an ebook], is now appearing in local theaters. If somehow you missed hearing about the film, here's the trailer:



There are several books in our collection that contain the writings of those who endured the life of a slave:

Blight, David W. A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom: Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation. [973.7115 BLI]

Douglass, Frederick. Autobiographies. [B DOU]

Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself. [B JAC]

McKissack, Pat. Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. [J 973.7 MCK]

Ward, Andrew. The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves. [973.711 WAR]

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery. [B WAS]

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